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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - 2002-01-01 (first published in 1960)
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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.Compassio...
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The Happy Lawyer
Making a Good Life in the Law
Nancy Levit - 2010-07-22
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You get good grades in college, pay a small fortune to put yourself through law school, study hard to pass the bar exam, and finally land a high-paying job in a prestigious firm. You're happy, right? Not really. Oh, it beats laying asphalt, but after all your hard work, you expected more from your job. What gives?The Happy Lawyer examines the cause...
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The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
Mark Herrmann - 2006-03-24
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This collection of essays written by The Curmudgeon, offers practical, honest and you need to know this advice for surviving and thriving in a law firm. The book covers the basics of law practice and law firm etiquette, from doing effective research and writing to dressing for success, dealing with staff and clients and building a law practice. Con...
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The Story Of My Life
Clarence Darrow - 1996-08-22 (first published in 1932)
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In The Story of My Life Darrow recounts, & reflects on, his more than fifty years as a corporate, labor & criminal lawyer, including the most celebrated & notorious cases of his day: establishing the legal right of a union to strike in the Woodworkers' Conspiracy Case; exposing, on behalf of the United Mine Workers, the shocking conditions in the m...
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A Civil Action
Jonathan Harr - 1996-08-27 (first published in 1995)
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A Civil Action is a non-fiction book by Jonathan Harr about a water contamination case in Woburn, Massachusetts, in the 1980s. After finding that her child is diagnosed with leukemia, Anne Anderson notices a high prevalence of leukemia, a relatively rare disease, in her city. Eventually she gathers other families and seeks a lawyer, Jan Schlichtman...
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Storytelling for Lawyers
Philip Meyer - 2014-03-01 (first published in 2013)
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Good lawyers have an ability to tell stories. Whether they are arguing a murder case or a complex financial securities case, they can capably explain a chain of events to judges and juries so that they understand them. The best lawyers are also able to construct narratives that have an emotional impact on their intended audiences. But what is a nar...
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Getting To Maybe
How to Excel on Law School Exams
Richard Michael Fischl - 1999-05-25
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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader's performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for "right answers" and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more th...
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Law School Confidential
A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience
Robert H. Miller - 2011-04-26 (first published in 2000)
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Law School Confidential is written for students about to embark on this three-year odyssey by students who have successfully survived. It demystifies the life-altering thrill ride that defines an American legal education by providing a comprehensive, blow-by-blow, chronological account of what to expect. It arms students with a thorough overview of...
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One L
The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
Scott Turow - 2010-12-28 (first published in 1977)
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Newsweek calls him "an extraordinarily canny and empathetic observer." In bestseller after bestseller, Turow uses his background as a lawyer to create suspense fiction so authentic it reads with the hammering impact of fact. But before he became a worldwide sensation, Scott Turow wrote a book that is entirely true, the account of his own searing in...
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The Paper Chase
John Jay Osborn Jr. - 2012-01-24 (first published in 1971)
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Fiction. Fortieth anniversary edition with a new preface by the author. A best-selling book and award-winning film and television series, THE PAPER CHASE is at its heart the story of a young Midwesterner, James Hart, who finds himself in the great classrooms of Langdell Hall at Harvard Law School, locked in a zero-sum game with a dominating, omnisc...
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Letters to a Law Student by Nicholas McBride
The Legal Analyst by Ward Farnsworth
White by Law 10th Anniversary Edition by Ian Haney López
The Tools of Argument by Joel P. Trachtman
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
My Life in Court by Louis Nizer
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Brain Rules by John Medina
And the Dead Shall Rise by Steve Oney
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
Bleak House by Gill Tavner
How to Start & Build a Law Practice by Jay G. Foonberg
Law Is a Buyer's Market by Jordan Furlong
The Anxious Lawyer by Jeena Cho, Karen Gifford
The E-Myth Attorney by Michael E. Gerber, Robert Armstrong J.D., Sanford Fisch J.D.
How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffrey J. Fox
24 Hours with 24 Lawyers by Jasper Kim
The Law School Admission Game by Ann K. Levine Esq.